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September 19, 2014 9 Comments

Scotland vote gives Labour a huge constitutional headache

Well might the Tories laugh. I put it to William Hague this morning (see interview below) that he had gone from campaigning side by side with Labour yesterday to screwing them today. “That depends on their position,” he quipped. That’s politics, I guess.

Labour in general - and Gordon Brown in particular – find themselves in the bizarre position of having helped save the union, and with it David Cameron. The prime minister was a few percentage points from having to resign. Instead he has swiftly put one over on Labour ahead of the next election with his call to let millions of English voices now be heard.

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September 17, 2014 20 Comments

What happens to being British now?

A yes means Britain ceases to exist, right? I won’t be British anymore, just English. Yes? That’s the identity crisis many people south of the border have been wrestling with.

September 13, 2014 7 Comments

A few hundred thousand voters will decide the fate of millions

With just days to go until the independence referendum, those who are still undecided will decide Scotland’s fate.

August 20, 2014 45 Comments

Why we shouldn’t share – or view – the video of James Foley’s murder

We don’t need to see the brutal footage of the murder of journalist James Foley to know that his death was wrong. But by refusing to share it, we can diminish its propaganda value.

August 19, 2014 2 Comments

Gaza heart surgery girl Hala is out of danger – but for how long?

Three-year-old Hala’s health has been transformed after receiving heart surgery in London. But her home is in ruins and her family fear returning to Gaza.

August 15, 2014 2 Comments

Iraq’s Christian refugees: ‘They are bewildered’

I’ve been down to the St Joseph Church in Irbil, where Christians from Mosul and Qaraqosh are seeking sanctuary. They told us how the mere sound of the Islamic State made them flee their

August 12, 2014 4 Comments

Was Mork & Mindy really kids’ TV?

Mork, the extra-terrestrial character played by Robin Williams, was too surreal for me when I was a boy. But that’s because Mork and Mindy was really for grown-ups.

August 7, 2014 5 Comments

Gaza: Hope for Hala, the three-year old heart patient

Hala, the three-year-old heart patient in desperate need of surgery she could not get in Gaza, has made it out of the conflict zone.

August 6, 2014 14 Comments

Finding Niema – a symbol of Gaza’s child victims

Channel 4 News meets with Niema, the heart-breaking symbol of the suffering of children in Gaza, weeks after she was injured in an alleged Israeli rocket strike.

August 5, 2014 6 Comments

Inside Gaza: amid the devastation, one family’s story

I’ve been into the suburbs of Beit Hanoun in the north, where whole areas have been completely devastated by a combination of tank shells and air strikes.

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